The New York Times
While Premiums Soar Under Obamacare, Costs of Employer-Based Plans Are Stable – 09/19/17
Article explains the sharp contrast between the fast rising price of health insurance premiums in many marketplaces and the remarkably stable cost over the past year of coverage for the large number of people who are insured through their jobs. About 151 million people are covered through their employer, quoting Professor Craig Garthwaite on “a remarkable stubborn stability” that characterizes the insurance environment for many companies.
Graham-Cassidy's cuts are confusing. Let’s make them simple. – 09/19/17
Article discusses why many Senate Republicans still have yet to decide on the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill, noting that many are still “looking at the numbers” of the funding. Taking a look at DSH funding in particular, Professor Craig Garthwaite notes that the very existence of this provision is “admitting that this is gonna increase the number of people who are uninsured and those people are still gonna go to the hospital.”
Ingredion CEO is latest Chicago-area female CEO to leave post – 09/18/17
Article discusses how Ilene Gordon, the Ingredion CEO, will retire from the company next year, further thinning the amount of top female executives of large corporations in the Chicagoland area. Although this trend may be occurring in Chicago, across all Fortune 500 companies the number of female CEOs increased this year; however, Professor Megan Kashner said it’s too early to say whether the increase this year is a trend reflecting any real progress.
MBA Crystal Ball
16 things every Kellogg MBA applicant should know – 09/11/17
Article features Director of Admissions Melissa Rapp giving her insight on what aspiring Kellogg students should know while completing their Kellogg applications. It also highlights Kellogg as “the first business school in the world to begin interviewing student applicants to access their leadership potential and suitability.
It takes video to land a place at a top business school – 09/10/17
Article discusses how business schools around the world are shifting the emphasis of applications from written essays to “multimedia-based pitches,” highlighting Kellogg’s requirement of applicants to answer three video questions and write two essays, as noted by Kellogg student Amanda Van Hoet. “Communicating effectively via video is crucial,” said Assistant Dean of Admissions Kate Smith.
Why Are We So Obsessed With Pumpkin Spice? – 09/08/17
Article by Professor Bobby Calder explains the pumpkin spice craze and why consumers are so obsessed with it. “While seasonality and limited quantities pump up the pumpkin fad, there’s a bigger consumer desire driving this trend, making it less about the spice and more about consumers wanting to spice up their lives.”
New York Times
How to Fix the Person You Love – 09/08/17
Article by Professor Eli Finkel explains the potential conflict in a marriage: trying to better a spouse while also making them feel loved and valued. Finkel and his colleagues found that partners who “use oppositional, even aggressive methods to inspire each other’s pursuit of goals can increase their partners’ effort and success in the long run, but such methods cause distress in the short run.”